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    July 29, 2011
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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able to say that again. i may not be able to. look at the high temperature today at reagan -- 104 degrees. at bwi marshall, 101 degrees. it was the hottest day we have had here since back in the 1990's. it is still 103 degrees at reagan national. so far we have had 36 90 degree- days. we are some -- we are closing in of last year's record. i will show you where it is cool and bring back some memories. >> the area he is taking a toll across the metro area. it makes for a busy day for paramedics.
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>> rescue crews spent the day scrambling in washington, d.c. it received a new -- it received a number of calls especially here by the white house for a number of people collapse. >> they responded to calls of people going down in the heat. among them, an elderly woman by the white house. >> police came in, and paramedics after that. >> it affects a lot of people across the region, but it is especially difficult for the elderly. >> i cannot breathe. >> many of the emergency calls were firmer seniors who went down in the emergency -- were for seniors to when down in the hot conditions. >> he has lived through a lot of summers in washington d.c., but he said this one is the hottest yet. >> it is a hot one today. >> some people stick to their
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routines. this woman cycle when the sun was at the peak. >> the best thing to do is get out early. the key asset -- i hear that the heat is at its highest around it. >> while the weather is part of the elderly, it can be bad for children to. >> you can see his face get flushed. >> still, there are those who are trying to make the most of the hot weather. >> restaurant set up a to lotto card and did some brisk business. >> there we go. >> it is very hot outside. it is very cold. people are enjoying it. >> officials tell us that most of the people, if not all of them who were treated for heat related problems are responding well at this hour. >> you can always track temperatures in your neighborhood. had to wjla.com and click on our
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weather page. >> another big story is the debt showdown. the vote could happen within minutes. there is a procedural vote on the way in the house right now. the president calls the latest bill a waste of time. meanwhile, john boehner scrambling again to get support for his reworked bill. there is little time left as you know just four full days until the nation goes into default. >> a lot of action going on right now. we are expecting a house vote any minute. democrats say that is not going to survive in the senate. the fighting continues. these are the president's tweet for the day. he has sent out almost 150 tweets. he is putting out the information to reach all of the republican representatives. he is imploring people to pressure them to get on board with the democratic plan.
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it shows you how intense this is getting. >> there are plenty of ways out of this mess. but we are almost out of time. >> insist in a deal is possible, the president used the bully pulpit to push a house plan -- to push the senate plan after the house plan is d 08. >> nevertheless the gop revised banner oppose the bill to make it more tea party friendly. -- revise the john boehner's bill to make a more tea party firmly. meanwhile, here we read and talked up his plan. -- harry reid talked up his plan. is one that would not touch social security or medicaid. >> the last train is leaving the station. this is our last chance to avoid a default. >> that could also have trouble in the house. the entire nation would be relied on those behind closed
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door negotiations hoping for a rarity -- true bipartisanship. >> of this house has acted. it is time for the administration and the time for our colleagues across the aisle to put something on the table. tell us where you are. >> there is some talk right now that harry reid and mitch mcconnell may be in discussions behind closed doors on a compromise. the senate is likely to shoot down john boehner's bill this evening. possibly reid's delaware heads for a vote sunday morning. >> thank you very much, scott. new numbers show the economic recovery remains sluggish. the commerce department shows that the economy grew 1.3% in the second quarter this year. that is the weakest since the recession ended two years ago.
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experts blamed the bad numbers on gas prices, the high jobless rate, and the sluggish housing market. >> a man suspected of an attack in fairfax county is out there again tonight. a family was abducted and left in a remote area last night. the suspect got into their apartment through an unlocked door. the suspect tied up the family, put them in a car ordered a family friend to drive them to an atm. everybody skate unharmed. they only have a vague description of the suspect. -- everybody east gate on hard. >> a memorial service remembered the 72 people killed in the shooting rampage. all of the victims have been identified. meanwhile, the suspect remains in solitary confinement. >> still to come on abc 7 news at 6:00, held on the way for
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thousands of troops travis ties by the wars and iraq and afghanistan. >> also, work on the way at the airport.
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what is coming could be the
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biggest debt toward helping veterans with combat issues. >> better and suffering from ptsd release. they claimed they were illegally denied benefits, a judge still approve the settlement. >> 36 years after the watergate scandal, a federal judge once richard nixon's grand jury testimony made public. the government has an opportunity to appeal the release of the transcript. the obama administration is opposed to releasing the documents saying it could affect people still alive. >> chris will make modifications
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to the runaway at ronald reagan national airport. overnight noise and vibration for residents along the river. it will happen from 11:00 until 6:00 a.m. for the next three months. >> drivers and alexandria be where, you could be watched. cameras on south patrick and given street will be fully operational. if you are caught, you will be slapped with a $50 fine. >> 6:00, it is a popular program -- getting a around town but they borrowed it bicycle. -- with a borrowed at bicycle.
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perhaps you are familiar with this program to get people around the washington d.c. area.
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>> hundreds of new bicycles are coming but the demand is already out wang supply in many ways. -- out way in supply in many ways. >> at less than one year old capital by a share is paddling as fast as it can to stay ahead of its rapidly expanding user base. 32 new stations plan for this fall along with the expansion of others. users say it cannot happen soon enough. some are frustrated when there are no bikes available or no room to drop off bikes at the end of the trip. >> easily in the mornings it is hard to find blacks. it is also hard to find parking slots in the boarding during rush hour. >> from january until march capital bike share saw 148,000
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riders. by april to june, that exploded to 374,000 riders. >> i go from home to work, it takes about 11 minutes. >> regular users saying -- regular users say they rely on a facebook -- an app saying where the bucks are available. >> that is where there is not a lot of availability. it helps me determine where there are bikes available slots available. then i can make a decision. >> along with the washington, d.c. expansion, they are to be in the baltimore area as well. tropical storm don is making its way to the texas coast. easily tropical storms mean trouble, but the lone star do
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state is star dn is on the way. that is because 90% of texas is experiencing drought conditions. >> boy could they use it. unfortunately, it is a narrow area. the rest of texas continues under the drought. it is fair exciting when i can say this is the hottest day of the century. >> that is exciting. >> send out a press release. >> i want to take you back to january. does that cool you down? >> all lovely. >> our poll that we put up by the way is still running 50/50. our high temperatures today were into the record books. 104 degrees was the high temperature. again, it was the hottest day that we have had since the
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1990's. 88 is our average height. where is it cool? barrow, alaska is 44 degrees. even in canada, temperatures are in the '60s. when we go to the lower 48, look at this heat and the bad part of the country. 100 degrees in dallas. once again over 100 in oklahoma city. they have had almost every day this month being 100 degrees or higher. the heat index is still 108 degrees in town. our heat advisory continues along with excess of keep warnings for parts of the drought areas of texas. here is the overall tread pattern. there is a pattern of showers and thunderstorms showers. this is were there is a severe
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thunderstorm watch until 11:00. it is moving through harrisburg. to the south, there is don moving around brownsville. tonight, maybe some showers to our north. once again tomorrow morning, it will be a hot morning and afternoon with temperatures getting up into the 90's as we go into the afternoon. probably about 95 degrees. not quite as hot as today was but again it lot of sunshine. just a slight chance for thunder -- showers. it is likely we will see some storms as we get onto sunday. even then, as we head into august temperatures will still be in the '90s. this will turn out to be the hottest july of all time. >> the toyota sports report brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward.
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the nfl lockout is over after four and a half months and the redskins were on the field. >> what is going on out there? >> is very hot. we just heard from mike shanan ahan at the podium. he said it would take three or four years for donovan mcnabb to fit in. he was not willing to wait. out with the old and in with the new. the philosophy is to go young. players were cut yesterday because of their age. all 12 of this year's draft picks signed it today. free agents like santana moss can not join until next thursday. >> it is normal. back to what we are doing this time of year. the only thing that is different, some guys are not here. you have new faces and people
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you have to get to know. it will be a lot of fun to get to know these guys. >> players with professional desperation -- john beck is the starting quarterback. he has not taken a snap in five seasons. he completed 70% of his passes in college. rex grossman is expected to sign again, but right now it is all about beck. >> it is good. we have been anticipating this day for a long time. things feel pretty good. we got to see where we are at as a team and see things we have to work on. >> a good arm leadership. something that have been saying all summer. i have had high expectations. he has been putting the ball on time and putting it in the right place. >> this will make you smile.
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no matter how many new faces come in, one will always remain. sean taylor wore 21, so does atogwe. the redskins sign him before the lockout in march. despite wearing his favorite number of his life, he will now go with number 20. >> i have been that number my whole life, but the man who wore the number here is a very honorable man. it was a tragic thing that happened to him. it was something i personally believed in. even though the number was not officially retired in my heart i was a big fan of the game. >> he will make his first start in the big leagues tonight for starred in two years. the story today is the redskins' camp starting. back to you guys.
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breaking news from capitol hill. it looks like the boat is end of the debt measure. the bill has passed by 218-210. >> the senate has vowed to stop this bill. president obama also says the
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bill will not get past him. there are four full days before the country goes into default. there will be more on this story coming up. >> here is the latest on the weather. for five hours we have been over 100 degrees. >> did not look so happy about it. >> i am excited. when hundred six degrees is the highest we have ever had today was 104 degrees. tomorrow into the mid 90's. anyway it will be almost 10 degrees cooler than today. the water temperatures are into the '70s. by the way, you can come into wjla.com. there is our life radar. tweet about what is happening. >> take pictures.
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